Baker's Cyst Treatment in Vancouver
A Baker's cyst, otherwise known as a popliteal cyst, is a benign swelling found behind the knee joint. In adults, Baker's cysts usually arise from almost any form of knee arthritis or cartilage (particularly the meniscus) tear. The synovial sack of the knee joint can, under certain circumstances, produce a posterior bulge into the popliteal space, the space behind the knee. When this bulge becomes large enough, it becomes palpable and cystic. Most Baker's cysts maintain this direct communication with the synovial cavity of the knee, but sometimes, the new cyst pinches off. A Baker's cyst
can rupture and produce acute pain behind the knee and in the calf and swelling of the calf muscles.
Custom orthotics placed under your feet in your shoes can have a shock-absorbing affect taking pressure away from the tissues around the weight bearing joints such as the knees. This is one approach for treating the Baker's Cyst.
|Baker's Cyst Treatment in Vancouver - 113-3195 Granville St, 604-737-3668
Vancouver Orthotics has two locations:
Hycroft Medical Building
114-3195 Granville Street
Have your questions answered by Dr. Michael Horowitz by calling 604-737-3668 or by filling out the form below. He will respond promptly.